Enrolment Journey

We invite you to begin your secondary school educational journey at Long Bay College.


Students who live within our college zone are entitled to a place at the school. We also welcome applicants from out of zone students.

For those students who live overseas and wish to attend Long Bay College, please visit the International section of our website.

Step 1: Submit application

Before starting, we recommend you take a look at the Academic, Get Involved, Arts and Sports sections on our website. This will give you information about the subjects and co-curricular activities available to choose from.

In zone students

Please also have the following documents scanned and saved as PDF’s ready to attach:

  1. Proof of date of birth (either birth certificate or passport)
  2. If not born in New Zealand, proof of citizenship/residency/student visa.  If on a student visa, parent’s work visa is also required.
  3. Proof of address (must be recent power, phone or rates account or rental or purchase agreement).
  4. Latest school report.  If in Years 11-13, a copy of the student’s NCEA transcript is also required (if from another NZ school).

Students who live within the school zone are entitled to a place at Long Bay College. For the Enrolment Zone Map click here and enter ‘Long Bay College’ in the search box.  You can also click on address and enter your address in the search box.

The boundary starts at the intersection of Bawden Road and State Highway 1.  It then travels south down State Highway 1 to the intersection of Tawa Drive and Greville Road.  The boundary travels east along Greville Road (both sides included) to East Coast Road.

Travel North along East Coast Road to Oaktree Avenue and East along Oaktree Avenue (both sides) including Palliser Lane, Squirrel Lane, Fallow Street and HollyHock Place to Glencoe Road.  Travel along Glencoe Road to the Glencoe Road and Beach Road intersection (South of this point not included) and North along Beach Road to Anzac Road.  Travel East along Anzac Road to the coastline including Manly Esplanade.

The Boundary follows the coastline North around to the Okura Scenic Reserve and travels west back to the intersection of Bawden Road and SH1.

Note:  Both sides of all boundary roads are included in the zone unless otherwise noted.  Proof of residence within the home zone will be required.

Online Enrolment Application

Out of zone students

  1. Out of zone application deadline for 2022 enrolments is September 1.
  2. Proof of date of birth (either birth certificate or passport)
  3. If not born in New Zealand, proof of citizenship/residency/student visa.  If on a student visa, parent’s work visa is also required.
  4. Latest school report.  If in Years 11-13, a copy of the student’s NCEA transcript is also required (if from another NZ school).

Following application submissions, a ballot will be drawn on September 8th 2021.

Applications will be processed in the following order determined by the Ministry of Education:

  • First Priority:  This priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary for Education.
  • Second Priority:  will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students.
  • Third Priority:  will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students.
  • Fourth Priority:  will be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.
  • Fifth Priority:  will be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the Board of the school or a child of a member of the Board of the school.
  • Sixth Priority:  will be given to all other applicants.

If at any time there are more applicants than places available then a ballot will be held in accordance with the Education Act.

If you have any questions about Long Bay College or the enrolment process, please contact Mrs Sarah Bicknell, Deputy Principal Enrolments by email [email protected] or phone 09 477 9009 Ext 869 from Monday, 20 July.

Online Enrolment Application

Step 2: Book an interview

You and your child will sit down with a member of the school and go through your online enrolment form. This will include discussing subject choice, all the various co-curricular options available as well as any questions or concerns you may have. After this interview your child is usually enrolled at the school.

Every student enrolling at Long Bay College must attend an enrolment interview.

Make a Date

Once you have filled in the online application form be sure to book a date for the school interview. Click on the link below or alternatively, bookings can be made by calling the school office on 09 477 9009 or emailing: [email protected]. When booking you are also able to request an appointment for specific needs such as if your child requires learning support, is gifted in a particular area, or if language support may be required. Enrolment interview dates are:

Wednesday, August 11th

Thursday, August 19th

Tuesday, August 24th

Thursday, August 26th

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  • Students must attend the enrolment interview with a caregiver.
  • Please remember to allow 30 minutes for the enrolment interview and for completing paperwork.
  • It is essential the completed online enrolment form and accompanying documents are submitted prior to the enrolment interview.
  • If your child has any additional learning needs i.e. you have an Educational Psychologist report to share or your child has worked with an RTLB, ICS (In Class Support), or has a diagnosis of a specific learning difficulty, SENCO will review all enrolment applications which have indicated learning support requirements. Parents will be contacted to change or set up an enrolment interview.
  • Should you require a bilingual (Korean or Chinese) interviewer, please email: [email protected]
  • Should you need to change your interview time after the booking system has closed, please call our office on 09 477 9009.
  • On the day of the interview, please park in our main parking area and follow signs from there.

If you have any questions regarding 2022 enrolment, please email the Deputy Principal for Enrolment, Mrs Sarah Bicknell: [email protected]

Step 3: Aspiring Scholars Testing

Students who wish to be considered for the Aspiring Scholars class.

The Aspiring Scholars Programme is supportive of Academically able students and their engagement with our Junior Curriculum. It is not a “gifted” programme but one with some academic acceleration for bright students that will be of benefit to gifted students as well. It is a programme that covers five junior curriculum classes within the same class grouping: Social Science, Science, Mathematics, English and Health/Physical Education.

Being elected for the Aspiring Scholars programme is not seen as a reward but as a response to an educational need. Where appropriate the programme provides curriculum compacting and encourages differentiated tasks.

Entry to our Aspiring Scholars Programme is determined by identification in the enrolment process, feedback from prior school, educational psychologist report (if evident), performance in entrance testing and prior scholastic performance.

Students not initially selected, who indicate through high performance the ability required, will be offered the opportunity to move into the programme in Year 10.

Entrance testing will take place on Saturday, August 28th. Bookings are now OPEN.

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Please contact James Heneghan for further information.  James is the Deputy Principal who oversees Curriculum. [email protected]

Step 4: Entrance Testing

We give students a test designed to ensure your child is placed in classes appropriate for their current ability. This is only a starting point for their journey.

August 28th – Testing for aspiring scholars

November 4th – Entrance testing held at Northcross

November 6th – Further entrance testing

Step 5: Offer

In Zone

After the interview, families will receive a letter of offer

Out of Zone

After the Interview and after the ballot, families will receive a letter of offer.

Step 6: Acceptance